Chiropractic care emerged in the 1800s when Daniel David Palmer made a spinal adjustment on a deaf janitor, who later reported to have regained his hearing. Since then, the healthcare discipline has become immensely popular for its key role in reducing reliance on pain medications and delaying or even eliminating the necessity for surgical intervention.
Modern chiropractors have developed various practice styles, incorporating different therapeutic modalities and techniques to address an extensive range of disorders that affect the spine and neuromusculoskeletal skeletal system (nerves, bones, and soft tissues).
To help you get a better understanding of chiropractic care, let’s explore the different types of services offered by our licensed chiropractors—Dr. Aston Goldsworthy and Dr. Patrick Goldsworthy—here at Core Medical Center.
This involves our chiropractor manually putting pressure through the affected vertebral segment to restore proper alignment and movement as well as address joint dysfunction. The technique effectively relieves back pain and stiffness.
Active Release Technique (ART)
With ART, our chiropractor stretches your soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) to relieve tension, improve beneficial circulation and, if you have an injury, facilitate healing.
This involves our chiropractor using traction or a similar motorized device to gently stretch your spine, thereby taking pressure off the gel-like cushions (discs) between your vertebrae.
This method is especially helpful if you are suffering from back pain due to a herniated or bulging disc.
Cox Flexion Distraction
With this technique, our chiropractor uses a specially designed table to apply a gentle stretch during your adjustment. This helps decompress your spine, consequently alleviating arm, back, leg, or neck pain.
Our chiropractor will usually recommend this technique if you have a herniated disc, scoliosis, or any other type of neck or back problem.
The activator method involves our chiropractor utilizing a handheld device that delivers low-force impulses into the targeted areas in your back or extremities, thereby improving blood flow and nerve function.
Unlike the traditional hands-on method of manipulation, the activator method applies force straight onto the affected area and does not involve any bending or twisting action.
The activator method is beneficial for people who sustained car accident injuries or those suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, migraine headaches, and other types of chronic headaches, low back pain, neck pain, among other injuries and conditions.
Chiropractic Services in Blue Springs, MO
At Core Medical Center, our chiropractors are best known for their expertise, extensive experience, compassionate approach, and the vast range of proven effective solutions they offer for the entire range of neuromusculoskeletal conditions—helping scores of patients in Blue Springs feel, move, and live better.